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All 78 saved as Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey

All 78 saved as Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey

ISTANBUL: A Russian naval spy ship on Thursday (Apr 27) sank in the Black Sea off Turkey's coast after hitting a Togo-flagged vessel packed with livestock but all of its 78 crew were rescued by Turkish coastguards.

Russia says all St Petersburg metro bombing suspects from Central Asia

Russia says all St Petersburg metro bombing suspects from Central Asia

MOSCOW: Russia's security chief on Tuesday (Apr 11) said all those detained over the Saint Petersburg metro bombing originate from Central Asia, urging tighter migration controls.

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Stockholm attack suspect admits to 'terror crime'

Stockholm attack suspect admits to 'terror crime'

STOCKHOLM: Suspected Stockholm truck attacker Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek and militant sympathiser, admitted on Tuesday (Apr 11) to committing a "terrorist crime" by mowing down pedestrians on a busy street, killing four people and injuring 15 others.

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No G7 consensus on fresh Syria sanctions: Italy's Alfano

No G7 consensus on fresh Syria sanctions: Italy's Alfano

LUCCA: G7 foreign ministers have failed to agree on whether fresh sanctions should be imposed on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or his ally Russia, Italy's Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Tuesday (Apr 11).

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Thousands honour policeman killed in London attack

Thousands honour policeman killed in London attack

LONDON: Thousands of police officers attended the funeral in London on Monday (Apr 10) of Keith Palmer, the policeman stabbed to death in a terror attack outside the British parliament last month.

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IMF, WTO, OECD vow to defend free trade against protectionism

IMF, WTO, OECD vow to defend free trade against protectionism

BERLIN: The chiefs of the IMF, WTO and OECD vowed on Monday (Apr 10) in a joint statement to defend free trade against creeping protectionist trends, amid growing global alarm over US President Donald Trump's "America First" call.

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G7 to send 'clear message' to Russia on Syria

G7 to send 'clear message' to Russia on Syria

LUCCA, Italy: G7 foreign ministers were on Monday (Apr 10) to send a "clear and coordinated message" to Russia over its stance on Syria as Washington ratcheted up the pressure following a suspected chemical attack in the war-torn country.

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South Europe leaders to seek stronger EU after Brexit shock

South Europe leaders to seek stronger EU after Brexit shock

MADRID: Leaders of southern EU nations will meet in Madrid on Monday (Apr 10) in a show of unity and to back greater EU integration after Britain began the process of leaving the bloc.

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At least 16 dead in bomb blast at church in Egypt's Alexandria: Ministry

At least 16 dead in bomb blast at church in Egypt's Alexandria: Ministry

CAIRO: At least 16 people were killed in a Sunday (Apr 9) bombing at a church in Alexandria, Egypt's health ministry said, hours after a deadly bomb went off at a church in a Nile Delta town 100km north of Cairo.

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18 hurt as train ploughs into lorry in Poland

18 hurt as train ploughs into lorry in Poland

WARSAW: A train crashed into a lorry at a level crossing in Poland on Friday (Apr 7), injuring 18 passengers, seven seriously.

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EU to end mobile roaming charges in June

EU to end mobile roaming charges in June

STRASBOURG, France: The EU will abolish mobile phone roaming charges from Jun 15 following a vote in the European Parliament on Thursday (Apr 6).

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Trump, Xi at Mar-a-Lago for high-stakes summit

Trump, Xi at Mar-a-Lago for high-stakes summit

PALM BEACH: President Donald Trump greeted Xi Jinping to his Florida resort of Mar-a-Lago with a smile and a handshake on Thursday (Apr 6), as cordiality replaced tough anti-China rhetoric during a first face-to-face encounter.

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Norway to build world's first ship tunnel at sea

Norway to build world's first ship tunnel at sea

OSLO: Norway on Wednesday (Apr 5) unveiled plans to build the world's first sea tunnel to pass through a mountain, avoiding dangerous waters that intimidated even the Vikings.

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London to impose new charges to cut 'lethal' pollution

London to impose new charges to cut 'lethal' pollution

LONDON: Drivers of the most polluting cars will be charged to travel into the centre of London from 2019, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Tuesday (Apr 4), describing his city's air as "lethal".

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Record crystal meth bust in Australia

Record crystal meth bust in Australia

SYDNEY: Australia has made its largest ever bust of crystal methamphetamine, with police Wednesday (Apr 5) estimating the haul hidden among planks of wood from China had a street value of nearly A$900 million (US$680 million).

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Pink Star diamond fetches record US$71.2m in Hong Kong

Pink Star diamond fetches record US$71.2m in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: A giant diamond named the "Pink Star" broke the world record for a gemstone sold at auction when it fetched US$71.2 million in Hong Kong on Tuesday (Apr 4).

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